Woodside High School (Virginia)

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Woodside High School
Woodside High School (Newport News) logo.png
13450 Woodside Lane
Newport News, Virginia 23608
United States
Coordinates 37°10′23″N 76°31′27″W / 37.17306°N 76.52417°W / 37.17306; -76.52417Coordinates: 37°10′23″N 76°31′27″W / 37.17306°N 76.52417°W / 37.17306; -76.52417
School type Public Magnet high school
Founded 1996
School district Newport News Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Ashby Kilgore
Administrator Mr. John Boyles (Arts Magnet)
Principal Mr. John Hochman
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2061 (October 2009[1])
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s)           Teal, Purple
Athletics conference Virginia High School League
Peninsula District
Eastern Region
Mascot Wolverines
Rivals Denbigh High School
Menchville High School
Yearbook Legacy

Woodside High School is one of five high schools in Newport News, Virginia. The school was ranked 287th in 2008 by Newsweek magazine's "America's Best High Schools" in terms of high schools and exam testing.[2] Woodside has been accredited by the Virginia Department of Education since the 2003–04 school year, and has some of the highest passing rates in Newport News.[citation needed] The school has a twin school, Heritage High School, that was built simultaneously and designed by the same architects.

Woodside High School is a Fully Accredited High School and it met the Adequate Yearly Progress marks for the No Child Left Behind Act established by the Federal Government.

Woodside is also the home of Newport News Public School's Center for the Arts and Communications Magnet Program, which offers specializations in music, dance, drama, creative writing, communications, and visual arts.


Opening in 1996, Woodside's sports teams have won three state titles: one in softball (2001)[3] and two for boys basketball (2003–04 and 2004–05).[4]


As of October 2009[1]

Category Enrollment Percentage
Total Enrollment 2061 100%
Male 894 43.4%
Female 1167 56.8%
Native American 22 1.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 74 3.6%
Black 1136 54.0%
Hispanic 182 8.8%
White 641 31.1%
Unspecified 29 1.4%
Special Education 213 10.3%
Talented and Gifted 155 7.5%
Economically Disadvantaged 696 3.8%

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  1. ^ a b "Newport News Public Schools Demographic Snapshot" (PDF). Newport News Public Schools. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 
  2. ^ "America's Top Public High Schools". Newsweek Magazine. Archived from the original on September 10, 2009. Retrieved November 15, 2008. 
  3. ^ Freeman, Dennis (June 10, 2001). "Softball: Woodside Caps Surge in Playoffs – Miller's 1-Hitter does in Oakton". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. p. C12. 
  4. ^ Wright, Michael C. (March 13, 2005). "State Finals: 2-for-2 – Woodside: Wolverines Survive Thriller, Repeat as Champs". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. p. C1.